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Honda Accord vs Subaru WRX

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Honda Accord
Honda Accord

$57,900 - $64,900

2024 price

Subaru WRX
Subaru WRX

$45,990 - $59,790

2024 price

Summary

2024 Honda Accord
2024 Subaru WRX
Safety Rating

Engine Type

Flat Turbo 4, 2.4L
Fuel Type
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Fuel Efficiency
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9.9L/100km (combined)
Seating
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5
Dislikes
  • Some standard features missing
  • Rear-seat headroom
  • No spare tyre

  • Marginal rear headroom
  • Pricey servicing
  • No adjustable ventilation in rear
2024 Honda Accord Summary

About 47 years ago, Honda launched a smallish three-door liftback called the Accord. It morphed into various body styles over the years, including a wagon, sedan and coupe and this month Honda launches the 11th-generation Accord.

With demand for large sedans dropping, it’s surprising Honda Australia has bothered to offer the new Accord Down Under. But while admitting it will sell in middling numbers, the company insists the new-gen model is an important flagship, introducing brand-first tech that will eventually trickle down to other models in the range. 

After spending a few days with the new Accord, we're glad Honda made the choice to introduce the new model. Read on to find out why.

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2024 Subaru WRX Summary

This car features something many people reading this review won’t have experienced or even seen up close before. 

Especially for you younger ones, it’s called a ‘gear lever’ or ‘gear stick’. And down in the driver’s footwell an extra pedal on the left operates the ‘clutch’ which helps you use the gear lever because this car, the Subaru WRX RS, is what’s known as a ‘manual’.

That means you get to change the gears and wrest back some control from a modern car, many of which seem hell bent on taking over completely!

This is the fifth-generation version of what long ago morphed into a cult phenomenon, the ‘Rex’, with hardcore devotees around the globe loving its brash turbo flat-four performance and tenacious all-wheel-drive dynamics.

It’s been tweaked for the 2024 model year with heaps of extra safety gear and upgraded multimedia, which is the perfect excuse to strap in and reacquaint ourselves with this compact powerhouse. 

Read on to see if this small sedan with the lot has what it takes to qualify for a spot on your driveway!

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